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, american airlines and u.s. airways have announced they will join forces to create the world's largest airline. the new carrier will keep the name american airlines. it will be run by the u.s. airways ceo of the parker while american airlines ceo tom horton will become chairman. this deal has been in the works since august when creditors forced american airlines to consider a merger. the merger of american and u.s. airways will be slight bit bigger than united airlines. >> the current cruise ship that has been without power since a fire at its engine room is expected to report today and will will alabama. the cut will triumph is being towed from where it broke down in the gulf of mexico. more than four dozen people on board. carvel cruise lines says it is canceling another 12 voyages for the disabled ship. the cruises aboard the triumph were taken to placto take placem february 21st of their april 13th. passengers will be fully refunded at get discounts on future cruises. a future cruise probably would not sound so good at this point. >> expect more stories to come to light once they g
this morning, the u.s. postal service says that they plan to stop delivering mail on saturdays. the announcement will be made it less than an hour. to get you more news faster we will go to our reporter jacki sizzle who joins us live from downtown berkeley's post office. >> apparently they will not be delivering mail on saturday. we are expected to hear from the postmaster general and the announcement will be the they will not completely eliminate saturday mail service. this is after a hundred and 50 years of service. they stated that they still will deliver packages concerning priority, express mail, and prescription mail orders. why? this is all about the money. they stated that the post office has been needing money for the past several years. they stated that they have lost over $60,000,000.10 to say the least $2 billion by cutting saturday service. they're all types of reasons why they're doing this and they have tried every type of measure by cutting their work force. they stated that they have also reduced their hours. they stated that it's just is not enough. they state
lawmakers were receiving the first classified reports of information about the rationale of the u.s. drove strikes that have been targeting brennan's confirmation hearing is now setting the stage for controversial programs against the war on al qaeda. the use of water boarding during interrogation. also following the latest with the senate postponing chuck hegel vote as he becomes defense secretary. this decision comes as republicans aranding more informations from hagel about his paid speeches and business dealings. senator carl levin, the chairman of the armed services committee, said in a statement yesterday that there'll be no vote this week. committee republicans say they are dissatisfied with information hegel provided the panel after his confirmation hearing last week. >> california senator barbara boxer once federal regulators to investigate possible the equipment problems at the shattered sand on a firm nuclear power plant. this comes as utility officials are pushing to restart one of the reactors at the plant. in a letter to the nuclear regulatory commission, a boxer says new inf
a handful of clients. >> facebook and the bank says nothing about its process was illegal. >> u.s. airways and american airlines seal the $11 billion deal to create the world's largest airline. the new carrier will keep the american airlines name. it will run by u.s. airways ceo of douglas parker. while american airlines ceo tom horton will become chairman. the deal has been in the works and all the creditors forced american airlines to consider a merger. the merger of american u.s. airways will be slightly bigger the united airlines and it reduces the number of major u.s. airlines to 4. >> this year, gross cost of launching a cookie finder app to help connect scout cookie mongering customers. the app allows users to find out when and where a local group is having a sale, and then create calendars marking down upcoming cookie sales. >> if there are no both sales nearby, users can enter the contact information and ask to be contacted by their local scout with further details. >> users can share their findings with friends of facebook followers on twitter. >> still ahead explosive devices in
" that threatens u.s. security and international peace. the president promises to take necessary action to defend america and its allies. the un security council will hold an emergency meeting this morning on the nuclear tests. this latest as combined with recent missile launches has experiencets predicting that north korea is trying to develop a nuclear warhead capable of reaching the united states. the destination was about half the size of a nuclear blast on hiroshima during world war two. the detonation actually registered as a 5.1 earthquake on the usg's as up seismic equipment. we're learning that president obama will announce 34,000 troops will be home from afghanistan by next year at his state of the union address tonight. we also know president obama will focus on boosting job creation, reducing gun violence and revamping immigration. president obama will then travel to three states over three days starting tomorrow to drum up support for policy proposals. >> apple ceo tim cook will be among those in the capital audience as president obama delivers his state of the union address tonight.
. the u.s. state department and u.s. embassy in lima are searching for the compacouple. >> alice smith's time with the 49ers of is becoming too close. trade rumors have been swirling around the former starting quarterback. of reports from the nfl that, and alex smith instead of the kansas city chiefs. at this point nearsighted confirming or denying the move our but some reports say that the trade is all but done. no indication of the 49ers might receive in return. >> right now we are at the height of the morning commute and you can see all lot of activity going on in the past hour. what will happen, if they do not reach a deal by this friday they will lose $85 billion. that will force the federal government to do many things including forcing psa employees to have a furlough day. it means at longer lives of the checkpoints and basically what they need to do is they will stagger things further out. they will not land as often or quickly and they will take off and you will wait longer at the gates. we got a chance to talk to one traveler this morning, he believes less is more. >> i think
. >> that is the message from the u.s. coast guard, the national parks service and california state parks department. >> it organizations want to heighten awareness and emphasize the dangers that exist at beaches along the california coast. they are trying to get the word out about how dangerous the rip tides, sneaker ways and high surf are to people. the victims of the recent drownings occur just before the holidays and into the new year had been made locals, not tourists, frothing agencies to send out the message that the ocean can be both unpredictable and dangerous at any time of the year, but especially if in the winter. >> alameda county officials say they have shut down the as soon as possible medical center in san leandro calling in a bogus medical center. the district attorney's office says that they have filed felony criminal charges against the doctor, who was dispensing drugs such as muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory agent and creams to patients who did not need them. o'malley and jones said they have closed the close the centers facility at 14 6,150th avenue in san leandro as well as
:10. >> the boards of american airlines' parent amr corp. and u.s. airways have pushed back meetings on plans to consider a final merger. >> reports say that the amr board wants to me in person and that the u.s. airways board would only lead after the amr board approves the deal. >> it is not clear when the two boards will finally meet. a in car and u.s. airways could decide earlier this week whether to merge their two companies. >> over the weekend boeing said its 787 dream liner on a test flight, the first since the new airline was grounded three weeks ago. >> the company said the aircraft flew in and out of boeing field in seattle. and it's been two and half hours in the air. the faa granted permission for the test flights last thursday. >> in speculation that apple's next big thing will be a smart watched is heating up. >> the new york times reported that apple is experimenting with a device maker of glass that would run on the company's i o s mobile operating system. >> smart watches are hot items at the big international c s trade show in las vegas last month, including the pebble smart
worried after post stop on january 25th. the u.s. state department and the u.s. embassy in lima are searching for the couple. >> the garage of santa rosa home caught on fire in an explosion yesterday afternoon, caused by hot ashes and a garbage can. it happen at 2817, to avemonte vere way around 2:00 p.m.. firefighters found two car attached brought fully engulfed in flames being fed by melted pg&e gas meter. crews were able to shut off the gas line had the plans of the control within half hour. no one was hurt in the fire. crusade damage to homes around $45,000. >> the average u.s. price of a gallon of gasoline is jammed with a sense of the past two weeks. the national average is sitting at three of seven 7¢ for regular tag of as. the state averages $4.23. in san francisco $4.24. in oakland $4.16. in san jose $4.17. >> in the coming years, solo motorists will be able to drive a car pool lanes at a price. by the end of 2015, solo drivers will be able to buy their way into an item out of express lanes of some of the most clogged bay area freeways. >> these include interstate 80,
voted to consider joining san francisco and urging the u.s. supreme court ruled that proposition 8 banning gay marriage is unconstitutional. >> accounts will agree to all members at its meeting next week on whether san jose should lend its name to san francisco friend of the court brief to be argued at the supreme court hearing in march. joining san francisco supreme court brief with a san jose the expense of drawing up its own brief. >> president barack obama will bring an urgent peacemaking agenda to israel on his upcoming visit, focusing on the region and the resumption of talks between israel and palestine. >> the white house is not released the date of obamas trip for details about his itinerary but israel media reported it had been scheduled for march 20th. >> the visit raises expectations that peace talks between israel and palestinians, which collapsed about 4 years ago, can be rekindled. >> this just into the kron 4 morning news the financially strapped u.s. postal service says it plans to stop delivering mail on saturdays, but will continue delivering packages six days a
rebuild americans shelled out about 4% of their income on gasoline. the u.s. government is expected to file a civil charges against the standard and poor's rating services, alleging that they improperly gave high ratings to mortgage its debts and later plunged in value and helped fuel the 2008 financial crisis. the chargers would mark the first enforcement action the government has taken against a major rating agency. >> bay area news, we are learning new details about the prime suspect in the kevin collins kidnapping. the san francisco a belgian made national headlines in 1984. dan therrien who b\ / win by the nickname kelly, spent the last few years of his life crippled with arthritis. a former employer told kron4, that she is surprised that the suspect ended decades old mystery. she says, that he worked from home okay easily painting a custom home furnishings and he also fix old cars. therrien also had a longtime partner who was named jack child. they were together for more than 30 years, chow is not believed to be a suspect in the collins case. >> nationals, officials say a 5
mining does exist in the u.s., in one place -- arkansas. that's why the state flag's most prominent feature is a big blue-and-white diamond. >> the flag of arkansas pays tribute to the diamonds that have been mined in that state. if you look at the flag, you'll see a diamond shape with stars inside of it, and also, the white field is in a diamond shape. >> arkansas was the 25th state to enter the union, and there are 25 white stars on the border. the blue stars stand for countries that have claimed the area through its history -- spain, france, the u.s.a., and one other. >> this star represents arkansas' place in the confederacy. after they seceded from the union, they joined the confederacy in 1861. >> arkansas withdrew from the union during the civil war, but it was a state divided. >> at that time, 60,000 people sided with the confederacy. however, 15,000 people from the state chose to stick with the union. >> nowadays, arkansans are united in their pride -- pride for their state's natural beauty and for their diamonds. in fact, tourists are welcome to hunt for the gems at crater
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't return to the u-s until march. today mayor jean quan said oakland is taking steps toward becoming a safer city. in her annual state of the city address quan devoted a third of her speech to the fight against crime. - as mayor there is nothing more important to me than the safety of every individual in this city - growing the police department from the current staffing of 611 officers back to 800 within five years. - oakland's economy, which gained more than 5,000 jobs over the past year. - the uptown arts and entertainment district was continuing to grow -the city still has major hurdles to climb. -the city moved ahead with redeveloping the former oakland army base and avoided layoffs for the first time since the 2008 financial collapse. the mayor also called on eveyone in the city to work together to lower crime rates. in national news. the white house is saying. efforts to avoid the 85- billion dollars in automatic budget cuts. are unlikely to succeed. before those cuts are set to kick in on friday. president barack obama and congressional leaders are scheduled to meet friday-- the day
to come home from afghanistan next year. at the half the u.s. troops currently in afghanistan. the decision marks the next phase of the president's plan to in the u.s.-led war in afghanistan by the end of 2014. wilson of president obama will focus on boosting job reducing gun violence and revamping immigration. present obama will then travel three states over three days starting tomorrow to drum up support supports our policy proposals. apple ceo tim cook will be among those in the capital audience as president obama delivers his state of the union address tonight. cook is one of the guests invited by first lady michelle obama. the imitation means the apple chief had to reschedule a highly anticipated presentation he's giving today at the goldman sacks technology conference in san francisco. you can watch the president's office said at the union speech live on kron4247 news channel, has 193 tonight starting at 6:00 p.m.. >> north korea confirmed today it it it has conducted its third nuclear test. president obama is calling the latest test a " highly provocative act that threa
of the u.s. doping agency is asking the justice department to join a whistle- blower lawsuit against armstrong. the suit was filed by his former teammate floyd landis. armstrong is accused of committing fraud against the u.s. postal service which sponsored most of his team efforts while armstrong was using performance enhancing drugs to win the tour de france. the justice department has not said if they're going to join the lawsuit. >>> laura bush says she supports same-sex marriage but does not want to be part of this ad. among those also in the ad former vice president dick cheney and collin powell. >>> the man accused of killing janell conway allen pled not guilty. anthony jones is charged of sexual assault and with murder. he will appear again in court later this month. mien while a funeral was held for the victim today. the body was found on saturday. >> reporter: it was an emotional scene as 13-year-old janell conway allen of fairfield was laid to wrest here at the benetia city cemetery. the funeral was peaceful and quiet, no music, no singing. a gathering of family, friends a
is lance armstrong could be growing. the head of the u.s. anti doping agency, is asking the justice department to join a whistleblowing lawsuit against armstrong. the suit was filed by his former teammate floyd landis . armstrong is accused of committing fraud against the u.s. postal service, which sponsored his team while armstrong was using performance enhancing drugs to win the tour de france. the jus a provision to announce whether it will join the case. >> the majority of americans believe it is time to allow marriage between same-sex couples. >> there you see laura bush voiced support for same-sex marriage but says, she does not want to be used in this ad campaign. the former first lady has asked the respect for marriage coalition to take her out of its tv ad. among those also in the as former vice president dick cheney and former secretary of state: paulo. >> taking a look outside-- colin powell. >> it should warm up to the low 60s and hayward this afternoon. erica will have a full look at your forecast. we will see what it will be likely today and what we can expect this wee
the engines caught fire. a u.s. coast guard cutter is expected to lead to progress so mexico. carl says it has on board electricity to keep the passengers comfortable. it should reach progress of sometime wednesday. >> three people were killed in a helicopter crash while for filming for a discovery channel show in los angeles county. at an early yesterday at polls out rosette ranch in the city of acton. authorities say all three people died aboard the helicopter. the names of not been released. discovery channel and the show's production company have built release statements expressing their sympathy to the victims' families. selecting storm home improvement store after reports of someone who look like christopher dorner was there. mark is tracking that story. one of the baipeople door is accused of killing as a member of the women's basketball team she goes. plus watching bay area weather. h [ male announcer ] we began with the rx. ♪ then we turned the page, creating the rx hybrid. ♪ now we've turned the page again with the rx f sport. ♪ this is the next chapter for the rx and the next
oclock. we are hearing from friends and family of an oakland couple missing while traveling outside the u.s.. word tonight. that they may be alright. this is a picture of the couple, jamie neal and garret hand. they were last heard from while traveling in peru. just recently, the u.s. embassy in lima. had announced that members of a criminal organization may be planning to kidnap american tourists in that country. kron four's terisa estacio reports. they are hoping for the best. >> to jamie and garrett >> reporter: they are celebrating here in el sobrante. this after receiving word that their former co-worker jamie neal seen here in this photo and this one. that she along with her boyfriend garrett hand has been found. >> we are elated. >> reporter: jeff jerge says the bike store first heard the news tuesday afternoon. >> we were told that police found them on a boat. on monday. hands' family shared with kron four news their quest to find garrett. it was more than a month ago when both seemed to vanish without a trace while traveling in peru. on tuesday garrett's mother issued a statement
warning to a u.s. army commander. the u.s. and south korea are planning to conduct what they call routine, a joint military drills next month. officials from the north say that the drills are evidence of american hostility. they are threatening violence if the drills are not cancelled. earlier this month, north korea the fight to the united nations by conducting a nuclear weapon test. >> u.s. troops are setting up a base for surveillance drones in the african nation gulf neezher. defense officials say that the drones will be used to track militants and refugees. if they say that information will then be shared with france. french troops have been fighting islamic militants across the border in mali. even though the growth will not be armed, the base could eventually be used for launching air strikes in the region. >> for your health this morning, national reports show that the latest flu vaccine is less effective for older americans than it was in previous years. kron4 philippe and djegal quit doctors will say that you should still get the shot. >> the earlier that you get this shot the b
the california state line. >> u s g s says the 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit just after 4 yesterday afternoon. >> it was centered around 200 mi. south of reno. >> aftershocks ranging from 3.1 to 3.7 magnitude followed shortly thereafter. there were no reports of any damage. >> federal housing and health officials awarded $12 million to the california housing financing agency to offer rental assistance to 335 low-income people with disabilities. >> the funding will give them a stable housing and support service. >> the funds awarded to california as part of the total $98 million the fed are awarded to 13 how the agencies. >> at least 30 fish were killed after a drinking water pipe burst and sent thousands of gallons of chlorinated water into a san francisco bay area creek. >> san francisco public utilities commission discovered the leak on saturday near crystal springs reservoir, our drinking water system that serves 2.5 million bay area residents. >> officials said they expect the fish death toll which may have included threatened steelhead trout to rise, possibly to the hundreds. sam tail cr
on january 25th. the u.s. state department and the u.s. embassy in lima are searching for that couple. >> following the latest rumors it appears that alec smith is going to be traded. the rumors have been swirling around the former starting quarterback. this morning multiple reports from an f l .com at alex smith being sent off to the kansas city chiefs. at this point neither side is confirming or denying the move. however, some reports say the trade is all about the gun. no indication of what the 49ers might receive in return. but they will have to wait until march 12th when the free agency. stars. to make the deal official. smith led the niners to a 6-2 record this past season before suffered a concussion. he was replaced by colin kaepernick and was never given his starting job back. >> that is where joe montana went when he left the 49ers. >> it is seven 06 a.m. more news ahead. a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. we are seeing more blue that sunrise beginning to come into view. there is the traffic lanes the bay bridge back up a little bit. you can't move the tv there. yuh-huh. w
crimes. >> pam: a massive and dangerous storm is threatening the northeastern u-s. a blizzard warning is ongoing in the area, and already, airlines have canceled more than 15- hundred flights. the storm is expected to dump 1- to 2 -feet of snow from the new york city area to boston and beyond. >> we are making sure that our stock of snow and salt clearing with snow clearing operations. >> pam: residents are making a run on food and storm supplies, while road crews prepare for the storm to hit. we've made sure our salt stockpiles are full. we're working on planning work shifts so beginning early friday morning, we'll start running round-the-clock snow and ice operations. >> pam: other possible concerns include storm surges and high wind gusts. emergency personell are warning people to stay home. and to keep roads clear for emergency vehicles new at eleven. several strong earthquakes are rocking parts of the planet >> jacqueline: as we take a look at the se we will see some shower activity to the el diablo range. we do have plenty of rainfall offshore to impact us for tomorrow. taking t
carrying more than 4000 people in the gulf of mexico. the ntsb and the u.s. coast guard are sending investigators to mobil and the alabama where carnival cruise lines carnival triumph is expected to arrive tomorrow. the triumph of dallas in taxes for a scheduled 40 crews last thursday. a sunday and then fired knocked out this its primary power source leaving it a draft. >> treasury secretary nominee jack lew is expected to face questions from senate republicans say about his tenure at city group during its downward spiral during the 2008 financial crisis. political analysts say the growing will make for a tougher confirmation hearing and then white house officials and initially anticipated. flu would succeed to indict the are aware this resigned last month. little is currently the white house chief of staff. senators have expressed criticism of the $1 million bonus lu received shortly before see group got a $300 billion federal guarantee to take are the bank's elite mortgage-backed securities. and the report and the national hurricane center says super storm sandy was a deadly is hu
and accounting system. the clothes will be in effect until monday morning at 5:00 a.m.. >> u.s. customs agents at the port of oakland has seized about 2300 rounds of ammunition hidden in air filters of cars headed to mongolia. custom agents discovered the ammunition in early december while searching and out of shipping container with three cars. this these rounds were hidden and the car's air filters including those for rifles and shotguns. authorities say the value of the excseized ammunition and three cars is more than $45,000. an alarm supposed to alert authorities to obstructions on the city's cable car line did not sound before a cable car hit a metal object, injuring seven people. it happened wednesday morning as the car was headed downhill. meany's transit director says that pieces of paper in the past tense of the alarms systems so it's not clear why the metal object did not do so. five of the injured people were taken to a hospital, one of them with life-threatening injuries. >> we will be back with more in a couple of minutes. >> watching storm tracker 4 we have some rain storms in t
to tijuana mexico after a ski trip in southern california. on friday the u-s department of transportation ordered the company to stop running busses saying that the company was an imminent hazard to public safety. this comes after a canadian company was also order by the d-o-t to shut down earlier this year following a crash in oregon that left nine people dead. >> a head on crash in georgia left five people dead over the weekend. including a one-year-old. according to the georgia state patrol one car ignored a no passing zone hitting another car travelling the opposite direction. both drivers were killed in the crash as well as three passengers in the victims vehicle. police are investigating whether or not alcohol may have been a factor. >> mardi gras celebrations turned sour last night after a shooting on bourbon street. one man is critical condition and three others were injured after the shooting erupted just before 9:30 p-m local time. witnesses told police that a fight started outside a strip club called babe's cabaret. that's when they heard three gun shots. the bullets grazed two
and the u.s. coast guard are sending investigators to mobile, alabama where carnival cruise lines carnival triumph is expected to arrive tomorrow. the trial left gavin stamp, texas, for a schedule for the crew's last thursday. a sunday engine fire knocked out the ships primary power source, leaving it addressed. >> treasury secretary nominee jack a new is expected to face questions from senate republicans today about his tenure at city grew during is a downward spiral doing the 2008 financial crisis. political analysts say that the grilling will make for a tougher confirmation hearing that white house officials initially anticipated. lou who succeeded tam gardner, who resigned last month, he is currently the white house chief of staff. senators have expressed criticism of a $1 million bonus that he receive shortly after city group got a $300 billion federal guarantee to safeguard the bank's mortgage backed securities. >> a new report from the national hurricane center says that super storm sandy was the deadliest hurricane to hit the northeast in 40 years. the second most costly in the nat
. in the weeks, possibly years for a decision whatever is decided, this will be appealed to possibly to the u.s. supreme court. at the ninth circuit court of appeals and ted francisco, dan kerman, kron 4. >> jacqueline: along the coast where we did not see much clearing. this bay bridge toll plaza is clear but closer to the coast we are seeing reduced visibility. those clouds have not quit. as we take a look at current temperatures it is fairly mild. even dropping to the low 40's and 30's at this hour. you can see we are hovering near 50s in the san francisco, kitties in antioch.will be warmh 50s--with fog but it should clear will say warm on friday but we are going to see some changes. details coming up... [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to keep from driving all over for the best deals. you don't need to run around. safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. right now, tide is $5.49 for 50 ounces. that's under 20 cents a load! skip the warehouse. charmin is $8.99 for 16 double rolls. and chobani greek yogurt is just a buck. real big deals thi
what it was. unfortunately it doesn?t? some say prices may not peak until may. the u.s. department of energy says increase faster than expected this year. in san bruno j.r. stone kron here's what bay area drivers now. in san francisco, $4.08, in san jose, $4.02. and in oakland $3.99. a developing story tonight. the carnival triumph is on its way to the shipyard for repairs. this comes after an engine fire left the cruise ship without power. drifting in the gulf of mexico for days. as sandra endo reports. investigators are trying to figure what sparked what many are calling the "cruise from hell." the crippled carnival triumph received one more tow to undergo repairs and a clean-up in mobile. hours after the final passengers got off the ship headed anywhere but back to the stinking vessel where they were trapped for days. investigators are also trying to figure out how the engine fire started. >> "i wouldn't say it was a big fire but fire is hard to classify. all you need is one fire in the wrong location and it could be as bad as a huge fire." carnival says the fire broke out last
the u.s. department of homeless security in the coast guard violated his civil rights by denying his request to renew his merchant marine license. he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of illegally discharging oil in the day after the coast guard concluded he was impaired by prescription drugs and failed to follow safety precautions before the crash. san francisco officials are racing to ens of millions of dollars from private donors to pay for security, transportation and the other cost of hosting the america's cup yachting championship this year. the city is raise about $4 million of the estimated 34 million needed. mayor ed lee has recently stepped up his own efforts to meet personally with his chief executive of prominent companies based in san francisco. the city and to pay for the event without having to dip into its general fund. we will be back with more on the kron 4 morning news. >> welcome back the time is 4:39. >> and national news president obama will deliver his state of the union address tonight. is expected to focus on boosting job creation and economic growth duri
is considering whether to urge the u.s. supreme court to overturn a state ban on gay marriage. it has until february 28th to intervene. california voters approved a ballot initiative in 2008. that overturned state supreme court decision allowing a marriage. 29 other states have constitutional amendments banning gay marriage. nine states and washington, d.c. recognize same-sex marriage. >> here is a live look at the san mateo bridge. we are looking a sunny skies for today a cold start especially in places in the north bay once again. we will be right back with more. the time now is 4:08. @÷ >> researchers are concerned about a fish that is turning into a new threat to the ecology of lake tahoe. >> biologist with the university of nevada-reno says they're fighting a growing number of giant goldfish in the lake. while officials have been working for years trying to keep the lake's water crystal clear, searchers said the discovery of gold fishes were is because they allot and excrete nutrients. those nutrients stimulates algae growth. some of the goldfish have even grow to 18 in.. it is not cl
of being removed from the u.s. the release is just the latest example of the unintended consequences to come from the force spending cuts. meantime, the white house says, they were not notified. >> meanwhile here in california the san bernadine no county officials have calculated just how much the sixth day manhunt for former lapd officer christopher dorner cost. the price tag for the surgeon investigations comes to about $550,000. the figure includes the sears departments lead search of the san bernardino mountains involving 10 other agencies. dorner was founded in a burn cabin after a shootout with police earlier this month. >> let us turn to our weather with erica. >> good morning james barrett >> santa rosa at 70. 72 for napa. no records were broken yesterday's. sonoma had is a high of seven degrees and 69 in concord. >> temperatures this morning are running much warmer than 24 hours ago. yesterday morning we dropped into the upper twenties. that will not be the case today. the air is more unit now. we are doing a better job of keeping the warm temperatures around. 52 degrees in
yesterday when the engines caught fire. >> a u.s. coast guard cutters expected to tow it to progresso , mexico. carnival says the ship has on board electricity to keep the passengers comfortable. it should reach progresso wednesday. >> three people were killed in a helicopter crash while filming for discovery channel show in loss angeles county. it happened early saturday--yesterday at polsa rosa branch in the city of acton. >> authorities say all three people died aboard the helicopter. their names not been released. discovery channel and the show's production company had both release statements expressing their separate the to the victim's family. we will be right back. at embassy suites, you get more delicious moreness every morning with a free breakfast made just the way you like it. with a breakfast like this, you could pretty much handle anything. anything? anything. [ screams ] a rambunctious toddler? of course. uncle ralph? sure. a roman gladiator? you bet. the thing under my bed? why not? ♪ yes. [ female announcer ] get more with embassy suites. book early and save up to 20
and will college fund raising a survey. the report found roughly that 3500 u.s. colleges and universities raise the $31 billion in the 2012 fiscal year. that is 2.3% more than what was raised in 2011. >> whenever the bay area has inclement weather, car crashes are more common. but the highway patrol does what it can to prevent them from happening. stanley roberts shows us some of those zero drivers. >> you were born over 78 mi. and when it is raining it will take you a little bit longer to stop. >> basically the chp was trying to slow people down from crashing. but even after the rain stopped the rose were still slick. this driver in this pre s was clocked at a high rate. >> i have you clocked in at about 80 mi. per hour so i i am going to give you a ticket for 75 mi.. >> this lets the driver was a repeat offender and he was told last time not to do this. >> to be honestly, i do not lighten but splashing on my truck. >> if you're tired in this case is sticking out a little bit and it is too high. you will put water and rocks on other cars. >> it was he giving a ticket because he did not
. forbes looked at the 200 largest metropolitan statistical areas and divisions in the u.s. it ranked each area on 9 factors including average unemployment rate between 2010 and 2012, average commute times to work for 2011 and violent crimes per capita. >> looking for a taste of southern mediterrean cooking - in the south bay? coming up in this week's dine and dish, we visit odeum restaurant that combines an artistic flare for food - with fine art. still breezy. wind. as it subsides, the towns are going to get cold temperatures are going to get cold. gabe slate tech report you are going to notice a big change on a sunday. the iconic theater has been called the codex 05 2002 it went bankrupt. --kodak.. however, now dolbmy whether or not we are one of the 3400 theaters where millions of viewers at home with the experience is going to be better >> reporter: they have spent a lot of time and money with this inspired sculpture is in addition, the greater sound experience from home with surround sound. from your tv, tablet or smart phone. this is the first year that it will be broadcast in the
in the nation's 68th secretary of state. according to a u-s official, kerry's first trip will be to israel and egypt. that could happen in a couple of weeks. kerry follows hillary clinton as secretary of state. she officially stepped down from the post earlier today. her colleagues at the state department gave her warm send-off in washington. clinton also submitted her official letter of resignation to president obama. during a private farewell meeting at the white house. and the secret service is going to need a new boss. according to an agency spokesman, mark sullivan is retiring as director. sullivan has been with the secret service for 30 years, and spent nearly the last seven years in his current post. the secret service came under fire last year, when some agents were involved in a prostitution scandal in south america. at the time, president obama said, he had confidence in sullivan's leadership. former new york city mayor ed koch. has died. koch was elected mayor in 1977 and served three terms. he was also a former congressman. and appeared as a judge on the t-v show "the people's
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. but first. a widespread blizzard is expected to arrive in the northeastern u-s this morning. tory dunnan is live from boston with more, good morning tory. hundreds of flights in and out of s-f-o are expected to be cancelled due to the nor'easter storm. >> it is a bitterly stra col morning, and even the white out conditions. passengers at boston's logan airport for hoping to dodged this airport. >> they think that is going to be crazy. >> 2.5. feet in some areas. >> if it happens overnight friday and saturday is as good a of a timely as we could have. >> reporter: from new jersey, to the state of maine. >> wheat are used to these type of storms and to use common said stay off the city. stay home. >> this could be the similarities between the historic 1978 and today would not be quite as dramatic. >> for some, that stalledstall.t instead the two-three days it more perhaps just 24 hours. >> the hardware stores, groceries stores and with everybody is being advised to ride it out. and here in boston they are expecting to see the of worst of this with the possibility of a two-3 in. per hour. a
the attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission indemocrats call the hold-up "tragic." just in -- we are getting unedited were retiring after 18 months on the job he said he can't wait to get back to his california home. are first look at what type of health plans people can expect under the affordable care act. there will be four types of standard benefits offered through a california health exchange. the first -- platinum -- in which 90-percent of the costs are paid by the plan -- 10 percent are paid out of pocket. next -- gold -- in which 80 percent of health costs are covered. then -- silver -- 70-30 split. and the lowest -- bronze -- 40 percent of costs for that a variety of companies will be offering the plans starting in 20-14 -- when to be insured. now for today's market update. sounds like it will not be hearing much from the pope when he retires he said he will remain hidden in retirement. he will attend a monastery in rome is not a major reason for the pope's decision to step down february 14th is valentine's day. people who would like a poster pictures you can log on to a crown for
refineries in the u-s. environmentalists want president obama to reject permits to build the pipeline. they say the oil is heavy with carbon blamed for climate change. there will also be a gathering in san francisco, in solidarity with the rally in washington d.c. that's at one market street, and it begins at one o'clock this afternoon. >> in russia, a small army of workers are repairing thousands of windows that shattered from an exploding meteor's shockwave. that explosion happened friday in the ural mountains. it was equivalent to several atomic bombs and caused about 33 million dollars in damage. 12-hundred people were injured. crews are working in the cold weather to cover windows and gather clothes and food. and coming up in about 30 minutes, we'll talk to an astronomer from the chabot space and science center for two others that happened all >> the white house has drafted a new bill on immigration reform. a live look out decided this is san francisco. little did shaking out to be another nice day. will we back. at embassy suites, you get more delicious moreness every morning wi
weighing in. on gay marriage here in california. the administration is considering whether to urge the u.s. supreme court to overturn the state's ban on gay marriage. it has until february 28 to intervene. california voters approved the ballot initiative in 2008. that overturned a state supreme court decision allowing gay marriage. 29 other states have constitutional amendments banning gay marriage. nine states and washington, d-c recognize same-sex marriages. san jose and san francisco making the short list of prospectivie cities for the 2024 summer olympics. san jose already responding with a thanks. but no thanks. saying the requirements to host the olympic is too expenseive an undertaking for the city. one of the requirements of hosting the olympics. is having an operating budget of more than 3-billion dollars! other requirements include providing 45-thousand hotel rooms an olympic village for 16- thousand 500 people and a 5- thousand person dining hall. >> the warriors, and these could be moving to san jose. .. suns at warriors warriors looking to snap a season long 6-game losing stre
. he is being released on a $1 million bail. that is about $112,000 in u.s. dollars. >> the investigation continues into what caused the crane to collapse while working on the bay bridge. to get you more news faster we will go to mike pelton. >> if you take a look that some of the video that we shot just a that you concede that the crane is on its side. it was molding temporary support from the bridge when it tumbled over. the crane was sitting at a never fell into the water when it tumbled over. officials said that the bridge was not damaged that it just ripped off some paint. when is the status as a were shocked. >> i heard a huge crash. it was just a mass of amount coming down. >> it was not a natural thing, it was definitely an accident. i was hoping that no one was hurt. >> unfortunately, the crane did not damage or hurt anyone. once the investigation is wrapped up that will begin to take down the temporary supports and they stated that despite the crane collapsed and this will not push back the opening of the new bridge that is set for labor day weekend. >> two
th secretary of state. according to a u-s official, kerry's first trip as secretary of state will be to israel and egypt. that could happen in a couple of weeks. kerry succeeds hillary clinton as secretary of state. she officially stepped down from the post earlier today. her colleagues at the state department gave her warm send-off in washington clinton also submitted her letter of resignation to president obama during a private farewell meeting at the white house. >> he opens up about sexual abuse that happened was it was 12 years old. >> from touching, too extreme break--rape.. and you were physically could not walk? >> correct. >> you never told anybody? >> not any of my family. i did not tell anybody i confessed to the people that i have victimized. so i can clear my family, my parents and i pray the best and wished the best for mantai and his family. >> pretty heavy for the last couple of days off on his show that airs at 4:00 p.m. on kron 4. >> jacqueline: some high cloud coverage. but you can see a city hall. temperatures remaining mild. 50s in the san francisco, napa
violations that it says are likely to cause serious injury or death to patients. the u s e s f medical center in san francisco received two penalties totaling $200,000. st. mary's medical center in san francisco also receive two penalties, amounting to $175,000. the santa clara valley medical center in san jose receive one penalty, costing $100,000. >> alameda county officials say that they have shutdown the " as soon as possible " medical center in san leandro call it a " bogus medical center. " the district attorney's office says that they have filed felony criminal charges against the doctor, who was dispensing drugs such as muscle relaxer is, anti- inflammatory agents and creams to patients who did not need them. officials have close of the center's facilities on 100 and fifth avenue and san leandro f as well as its other clinics in hayward, vacaville and fairfield. >> new details released about the daily triple shooting at a home in royal sonoma county. this is video of the scene from our partnership with abc 7 news. at a news conference, sheriff officials said, that they believe that th
's according to a federal arrest warrant filed last week by u-s marshals working the case. the document also says the 33-year old former l-a-p-d officer may have had help alluding police. that associate is identieid only by the illitials jy, and the person has a familty member with property in the big bear area where dorner's truck was found abandoned and burnt. last thursday. all this comes as we are seeing new surveilance video that tmz posetd.showing dorner at a scuba diving shop two days before the first two victims were murdered. dorner reportedly got two small, yellow tanks filled with air and left with a larger, black tank. he's said to have paid in cash, and appears to be talking to the cashier.even laughing at times. new at eight: law enforcement that have been impacted in the past are receiving round the clock surveillance and protection. however, the community near big bear is on edge. and u.s. marshals say that he could possibly even be in mexico. >> pam: the troubled history of the fairfield barber accused of murdering a 13 year old girl. genelle conway-allen's naked body was fo
market here on the u-s. the dow fell nine points to close at 13-thousand-973. the nasdaq rose a point to three-thousand-198. and the s and p 500 rose one point to one-thousand- 521. >> pam: a confirmation vote for chuck hagel as defense secretary has been delayed. and president obama is not happy about it. hagel is a former republican senator and a decorated vietnam veteran. a vote to end a g-o-p filibuster fell two votes short. republicans are holding up the confirmation, demanding information on how the obama administration handled the attack on the u-s diplomatic mission in libya. democrats call the hold-up "tragic." another vote is expected later this month. >> the pentagon is creating a new medal that can be awarded to troops who have a direct impact on combat operations, but have never set foot in a combat zone. it's called the distinguished warfare medal on wednesday. current defense secretary leon panetta gave his approval on wednesday. >> it was a valentine's day to remember for a family in virginia. they picked up a really big check -- for 217 million dollars. dave honeywell
questions about its handling of the terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in bidding gauzy, libya last september. though gold to move forward with hagels nomination fell just short of the needed 60 votes to break the filibuster and head to an actual vote. president obama use of the social media cycled a google plus hang out " to express his frustrations. >> the federal aviation administration is looking for sites to test flight drones. they plan to create six a drone of test sites or around the country. the goal is to allow widespread use of on unmanned aircraft by 2015, but the faa is well behind on that deadline. not everyone is in favor of increasing the number of phones in the sky. privacy advocates worry that widespread road use will lead to a cold surveillance society " in which the public is constantly being monitored. >> we will soon know more about what happened and sealed hearings concerning the chandra levy murder case. she was the washington intern who gained national attention because of her romantic relationship with california congressman and gary condit. ingmar guandiqu
but revenue was light. wal-mart important, because over 70 percent of the u.s. economy is consumer spending and wal-mart accounts for 10 percent of that for the november to january. wal- mart earned $5.6 billion. the new york times announcing that they are putting the boston globe newspaper up for sale. >> if you plan on " we tea tweeting " all-day url, y your tweets just got a little shorter. from now on, any tweet that is sent with a url will be reduced to 118 characters, or 11748 tt ps leaks. the reduction is due to a change in twister's " t-c o lead rapper ". the condensed links now take up a bit more space, leaving you with a little less basic tact commentary. >> coming up on kron 4 morning news, we are just moments away from vice- president joe biden talking gun-control and then barry, connecticut just a few miles away from the sandy hook elementary school shooting. >> the opening bell up on wall street. the dow keeps getting closer to their all- time high of 14,162. it looks like we are going to go and little bit lower in trading. we will have more on the markets with rob black. >> i
considers weighing in on the california case. the obama administration is deciding whether to urge the u.s. supreme court to overturn california's gay marriage ban. california voters approve the ballot initiative in 2008 with overturned a state supreme court decision. 29 other states have constitutional amendments banning gay marriage. nine states and washington, d.c. recognize same-sex marriages. president obama has one week from today to get involved in the u.s. supreme court case. >>> now, one month into the second term, a new poll shows president obama has the majority of the country's support. according to a cnn poll, 52% approve of how he is handling his job as president 43% disapprove. the poll is an average of four national surveys of the president's approval rating conducted over the last eight days. >>> tonight, a winter storm blasting much of the united states again. the last thing people want or need is more bad weather, but, residents in 20 states are bracing for another hit. as kron4 shows you, it's even snowing in the desert. >> you don't see this every day, or almost any d
against them in the nation's largest state where it was of the u.s. for that matter. at a brief filed yesterday, san sex couples say that 30 states that prohibit the marriage amounts to a bad of inferiority. they laid out several options for the court to consider but stopped short of declaring full marriage equality across the country. the supreme court hears arguments on proposition march 8, 1926. >> coming up on the kron4 morning news, the woman was issued on a finger in her food at wendy's is behind bars again. we will have more on why she is in trouble now. through sunday, save up to $500 on beautyrest and posturepedic. get a sealy queen set for just $399. even get 3 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. but hurry, sleep train's presidents' day sale ends sunday. so she sees her allergist who has a receptionist susan, who sees that she's due for a mammogram. mary has one that day. that's when she finds out she has a tumor. she has a successful surgery and because her health provider has an amazing connected system, she has her life. i don't know what you have but i have ka
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